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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pineapple Crock Pot Chicken ala ~DKBB~

(my version of a recipe floating around Facebook)

2 lb. chicken tenderloins cut up in chunks
1 green pepper, chunked
1 red pepper, chunked
2 to 4 jalapenos, diced
1 onion, chunked
1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup teriyaki sauce

  • Place first five ingredients in crock pot.
  • Combine remaining four ingredients, whisk well, and pour over ingredients in crock pot.
  • Cook on low in crock pot 6-8 hours.
  • Serve with your choice of rice (brown, basmati, jasmine, white, etc.).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hearty Split Pea Soup ala ~DKBB~

Hearty Split Pea Soup ala ~DKBB~
(based on a recipe by Heidi Schmidgall from
Taste of Home 2008 Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes)

This is the perfect soup for a cool fall or winter evening. Pair it with some homemade bread, and you'll have a warm, filling dinner.

1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas 2 cups
6 pieces of thick-sliced pepper bacon, diced
1 cup thinly sliced (or diced) carrots
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (or diced)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
½ tsp. teaspoon salt
½ tsp. fresh cracked pepper
6 cups boiling water
1 cup hot milk

  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the first nine ingredients in order listed (do not stir). 
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. 
  • Stir in hot milk. 
  • Discard bay leaves before serving.